Just a mess of emotions, right now. It’s a tragic twist for such a sweet, well-intentioned young lady like Euphemia to suffer such a cruel fate as this, but the execution’s so absurdly over-the-top that I can’t help but laugh. CODE GEASS is playing like one of the most involved and deadpan parodies I’ve ever encountered. The fact that it’s so blithely disregarding its own rules just doubles all of that. Weren’t those pesky Brittanian doctors able to patch Mao up after he got gunned down a few weeks ago like the shots were as harmful some rug burbs? Now, Euphie gets shot once with Lulu’s little pea shooter and she can’t be saved. That’s not tragedy, that’s inconsistency.
So many ridiculous little scenes. Euphemia suddenly knowing how to pilot a mecha... Zero’s ever-escalating flair for dramatic handling of his cape... That whole conversation between Lelouch and Nunnally on the phone..this train has gone off the rails in such glorious fashion.
Somebody brought up how weird Euphemia’s dealing with that one classmate with the pigtails was. Her name escapes me, but I was going to comment how randomly… Sapphic their dealings were in the past couple episodes, but I ran out of space befored. Her panged shrieking about Euphie’s death reminded me about it, though. It’s such an understated thing that I wonder how often the creators of these shows consciously bait erotic fan artists. In respect to other weird relationships, CC's more-than-friendly caressing of Lelouch and her insistence on the demands of their contracts dredged up how fetishistic their dealings so often feel. For the show that got away with showing some unobscured boobies only a few episodes ago, I’d assume they’d also be able to more fully explore mature subject matter like this, but my experience has been showing that EVA had some rare license to get away with stuff like that on TV.
And now, CC’s got a little sister, VV? How cute. Do they have matching wardrobes, too? I suppose we’ll be finding about the rest of those CHILDREN OF THE CORN-looking little’uns with the geass brands on their foreheads. Hopefully they’ll wrap that up before the end of this season, because I honestly don’t know if I can handle another season of this insanity.
Watch this episode "At Least With Sorrow" below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.